Women's Rights

Congress is talking about paid family leave. Will lawmakers do anything? 

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave.  But they disagree on how to do it.  U.S....

Susan J. Demas: Whitmer puts the GOP on notice in her...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's second State of the State speech this week accomplished two things she needed to do after a bumpy first year of...

Stevens to co-chair bipartisan women in STEM caucus

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester Hills) this announced a congressional caucus for women and underrepresented minorities who seek careers in STEM fields.  Stevens will co-chair...

After a year battling Republicans, Whitmer vows executive action on roads,...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was not shy Wednesday evening about addressing the partisan roadblocks her administration faced over the last year from the Republican-controlled Legislature,...

New: Whitmer to discuss workplace harassment in SOS Wednesday

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will use her State of the State speech Wednesday night to call out the problems of workplace and online harassment. The governor...

Exclusive: 44% of Michigan maternal deaths are preventable. Whitmer has a...

Michigan ranks 38th in the nation for infant mortality and 30th for maternal mortality. Detroit’s maternal death rate is three times the national average and...

Osborn on Lucido’s alleged harassment: ‘It just makes you feel powerless’

On Monday, Melissa Osborn described her experience of having inappropriate and unwanted attention from state Sen. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) in an interview on...

2 join Civil Rights Commission, timeline set to replace Arbulu

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission on Monday approved new leadership and swore in two new commissioners.  The panel also approved a timeline and process for...

Michigan lawmakers aim to stamp out hair-based discrimination

WASHINGTON — When a Black New Jersey teen was forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a high school wrestling match...

Report: Lucido accused of sexual harassment by 3rd woman in Lansing

Since Michigan Advance reporter Allison Donahue wrote her first-person story on Jan. 15 of state Sen. Peter Lucido's sexist comments toward her, two more...

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